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Pub to pay nearly £14k (From Salisbury Journal)

A NEW Forest pub has been ordered to pay nearly £14,000 after fresh rodent droppings were found in its kitchen and potatoes had been gnawed by rats.

The droppings were discovered by council environmental health officers when they paid a surprise visit to the Red Shoot in Linwood in May this year.

 Pub to pay nearly £14k (From Salisbury Journal) 

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BBC News – West Berkshire Council calls for stronger rat poison

 A Berkshire council is leading calls to use stronger poisons to deal with mutating rats.

Catchers say recent flooding across the county has made the challenge of controlling the rat population harder.

West Berkshire Council is lobbying the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for permission to use stronger poisons against so-called “super rats”.

BBC News – West Berkshire Council calls for stronger rat poison 

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Pub fined 10k for rat infestation

FRESH rodent droppings were found in the kitchen of a New Forest pub as well as potatoes which had been gnawed by rats, a court heard.

The shocking discovery was made by council environmental health officers when they paid a surprise visit to the Red Shoot in Linwood in May this year.

Rodent activity was also found in the outside bottle storage shed where bottles of drink were not adequately protected against potential contamination.

Operators Wadworth and Company Ltd pleaded guilty to five food hygiene offences at Southampton Magistrates’ Court. The company was fined £10,000 and ordered to pay £3,746 costs.

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/10095413.Pub_fined_10k_for_rat_infestation/

Owner killed rat in front of horrified hygiene inspectors – Wandsworth’s Local Web site

A local food business was so badly infested with rats that council hygiene inspectors nearly trod on one while investigating safety concerns at the premises.

The problem was so bad that the owner of the business, Rajakumar Rajalingam, actually killed a rat in front of the horrified officers while they were carrying out their inspection.

The case was heard in court last week when Mr Rajalingam was ordered to pay nearly £20,000 in fines and court costs after pleading guilty to a catalogue of food safety and trading standards offences.

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